A Tribute To...John Coltrane


John William Coltrane, also known as “Trane” (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pullitzer Price in 2007.
John Coltrane recorded for several record labels…here’s a few :
Prestige and Blue Note Records :
* Coltrane (debut solo LP) (1957)
*Blue Train (1957)
*John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio (1958)
*Soultrane (1958)
Atlantic Records :
* Giant Steps (first album entirely of Coltrane compositions) (1960)
*Coltrane Jazz (first appearance by McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones) (1961)
*My Favorite Things (1961)
*Olé Coltrane (features Eric Dolphy, compositions by Coltrane and Tyner) (1961)
Impulse! Records :
*Africa/Brass (brass arranged by Tyner and Dolphy) (1961)
Live! At The Village Vanguard (features Dolphy, first appearance by Jimmy Garrison) (1962)
*Coltrane (first album to solely feature the “classic quartet”) (1962)
*John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
*Impressions (1963)
*Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1964)
*Live At Birdland (1964)
*A Love Supreme (1965)
*New Thing At Newport (live with Archie Shepp) (1966)
And here are some tribute cloudcasts to the master and his music…

A Tribute To...


We’re kickstarting a new series of Playlists meant to bring you the best Cloudcasts that pay tribute to some of the world’s beloved musicians. Curated by one of our dearest Cloudcasters Dubbel Dee.
‘Dubbel Dee’ has been collecting jazz vinyls for well over 25 years, with an eclectic and impressive of jazz to his name – Spanning the genre in it’s entirety, from swing and gypsy jazz, to latin and acid jazz.
In addition to his popular radio shows, Dick Dalaise is working on a series of “Tribute to…” Cloudcasts, with the looking glass falling on a different jazz legend fortnightly.
Check out some of his selections below including Cloudcasts byLDBKThe HedonistAdam Kvasnika and more. For the full playlist go here.
And if you’re really jazz keen, be sure to check out his latest project with the New Jazz Collectivehttp://www.mixcloud.com/TheNewJazzCollective/

This post on the blog of  http://www.mixcloud.com/  will be updated monthly by me...